How To Make a Simple Flat Paper Bow

Day 4 of 30 days of craft tutorials for National Crafting Month

Today’s tutorial is for a simply little adorable paper bow.  These will work for gift wrapping as well as scrapbook pages.


  • Paper
  • Adhesive – I prefer roll glue for this
  • Scissors
  • Template (click on image below)


Step One: Cut out template and lay on your paper

Step Two: Cut out your bow

Step Three:  Apply adhesive to center and bring in the edges to center.  Glue down

Step Four:  Apply adhesive to center of bottom paper ribbon piece

Step Five:  Attach your bow.  Done

A few variations:

  • add embellishments to the center of the bow for different looks
  • attach a gift tag to the bow with a baby clothes pins
About Aunesty Janssen

I am Aunesty Janssen, a mom who is a huge Disney Addict. I have 6 amazing kids, 21 down to 2. With my oldest daughter in CO working for Wells Fargo, my eldest son in the Army, my middle daughter attending college {& a WDW CM}, my middle son a Junior in high school and my two toddlers, the three year old boy, Carson, who is on the Autism Spectrum and Courtney, my large personality two year old.

I love crafts, blogging, baking and spending time with my family.

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  1. […] Start off cutting a pattern. I used my Silhouette. I picked the 3D bow and cut it in a few sizes. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted nor what I was going to do with these bows. I chose to use the 2.5″ and 2″ width patterns. If you dont have a Silhouette you can find patterns here and here. […]

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